Netflix Camera Requirements
4K UHD Resolution:
- Camera must have a true 4K UHD sensor (equal to or greater than 3840 photosites wide).
- Minimum of 16-bit Linear or 10-bit Log processing
- Bitrate of at least 240 Mbps (at 23.98/24 fps) recording
- Recording format must be set to either:
- RAW (uncompressed or lightly compressed sensor data)
- COMPRESSED (Log Gamma - i.e. S-Log3, V-Log, CanonLog3, REDLogFilm, BMDLog, LogC, etc.)
- No looks or color corrections should be baked into the original camera files.
- Files must maintain all metadata (i.e. Tape Name, Timecode, Frame Rate, ISO, WB, etc.)
- If applicable, black balancing of camera sensors should be done daily, when the camera is at normal operating temperature. See specific black balancing instructions in the camera operating manual.
Aspect Ratio / Framing:
- Aspect ratios greater than 2.00:1 must be evaluated and discussed with Netflix for approval.
- Framing chart must be shot before principal photography begins, and processed through the dailies pipeline which will be shared with editorial, post-production, and VFX.
- Any cameras other than the primary camera (crash, POV, drone, underwater, etc.) must be approved by Netflix.
- Test footage should be shot and provided to dailies and post-production to ensure compatibility with primary camera.